A quick note for those of you still interested in studying in West Africa this summer.
The application deadline for CGE's History and Culture in Senegal is this
Friday, March 27.
You'll recall that while on the trip you may earn 6 credits of your choice across the following disciplines:
Global Affairs, History, African American Studies, Anthropology, Independent Study, Art History, New
Century Learning, Francophone Literature, and Comparative Literature.
After the Baobab Center gives students a thorough orientation on Senegalese life and culture that includes
tours of Dakar, students will move in with their Senegalese host families. Topics of interest include the
Transatlantic Slave Trade, Senegalese music and dance traditions, Islam in West Africa, Senegalese family
structure, and Senegalese literature. Students will also have the opportunity to take Wolof language lessons,
listen to talks by local experts, and go on excursions to three different parts of Senegal: Goree Island,
Touba, and Saint Louis, the former French West African capital.
The program will be led by Dr. Laura Fyfe, an Assistant Professor of French in the Department
of Modern & Classical Languages at George Mason University. Over the last 5 years, Professor Fyfe
has led trips abroad for the Center for Global Education to Paris, Monaco, Morocco, and Guadeloupe.
This will be the third time she has led a group to Senegal. Fyfe is also the Faculty Advisor to the French
Club and the French Language Program Coordinator here at George Mason.
Financial aid and scholarships may be applied to this program. Interested? Questions? Please contact
Senior Program Officer
Erin Mateu asap for details: 703.993.3864
We look forward to seeing an online application from you soon!
Center for Global Education at George Mason University
Ph: (703)993-2132, Fx: (703)993-2153